Hessmania Posted by Mac Thomason | Nov 7, 2005 | Links | 7 The Toledo Mud Hens .214/.313/.436. Also pitched 2/3 of an inning, allowing one hit. Just in case you were wondering. Thread away. Share:
The pinstripes are slimming!
Nice IsoOBP. Best I’ve ever seen from him.
I have subscribed to an odd theory for the past year. I believe that Bobby Cox wanted Hessman to win the everyday 3B job in 2004. Unfortunately for Herr Hessman, he did not perform well in Florida in 2004 and was relegated to bench duty and the Richmond shuttle.
I have been wrong about Hessman. I actually thought he could develop into a .240 BA/25 HR guy, but he simply could not. His inability to hit anything but fastballs makes him swing at fastballs that he cannot hit. Talk about a tautology.
Anyway, I wonder if there is any truth to the rumor that Hessman almost got a role as a wild-and-crazy German tourist in the Vince Vaughn/Jon Favreau vehicle “Swingers.” (“Swingers.” Get it. Hessman swings at everything. He’s a swinger. You’ve been a great audience. I’ll be here all week. Tip the bartenders.)
In another Mudhen note, I see ex-Brave Dwayne Wise has signed with the Reds as a minor league FA.
“Also pitched 2/3 of an inning, allowing one hit.”
I think hes done that every year or so for whatever reason
Can anybody link the “Hessman looks like a Nazi” thread? I wasn’t around then, but would love to read it now?
Wait, I’m not sure that’s it. Note that the thread I linked to has links to a non-existent thread. Maybe one of the old-timers can dig it up.
Here’s the other part of it.
Good to know I posted about James Jurries in that second thread.